The James Bond film universe is perhaps the most prestigious and recognized in history, making it an amazing opportunity to be a part of as an up and coming actor.
Gal Gadot has now told her story of being considered to be a Bond girl before she joined the Fast and Furious family in 2009 as Gisele Yashar.
Talking to In Style, she told fans about her meeting for the leading female role in Quantum of Solace:
“After my service in the military and modelling, I started university and studied law. There was a casting director there looking for the new Bond girl, and she had seen my card at my modelling agency. I was like, ‘Listen, I’m not an actress. I’m here because my agent told me you really wanted to see me, but I don’t want to waste your time.’
“I didn’t get the part, but I started working with acting coaches and auditioning in Israel. I got my first role for a TV show, and that same casting director remembered me and hired me for Fast & Furious. Then I started my affair with acting.”
As you may have guessed, Gadot was auditioning for the role of Camille Montel, a character who fights alongside Bond to defeat the film’s bad guy. And while I’ve seen the film many times, the bad guy is so lacklustre and forgettable that I’m not going to even bother Googling his name. I’m very glad she didn’t get the role and instead landed a role in the Fast and Furious franchise as a strong female lead.